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Leon Balents Theoretical physicist

Leon Balents works broadly in the area of correlated electron systems, quantum magnetism, and complex materials. His interests include correlation effects in one-dimensional systems, exotic quantum critical phenomena, topology in the solid state, and spin liquids in frustrated magnets.


National Science Foundation Career Award, 2000-2005.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, 2000-2002.

David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellow, 2000-2005.

Relevant Publications

L. Balents and L. Savary Too, "Spin liquid regimes at nonzero temperature in quantum spin ice," Phys. Rev. B., vol. 87, pp. 205130, May 2013.



Associate Fellow Quantum Materials


University of California, Santa BarbaraKavli Institute for Theoretical Physics


PhD (Physics) Harvard University

BSc (Physics and Mathematics) Massachusetts Institute of Technology


United States

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